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Posted Saturday 9/08/18 at 12:54AM EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia hasn't run out of things to say in Season 13
Source: The New Yorker
After all, says Ian Crouch, "a group of reactionary, mean-spirited, lying degenerates seems perfectly suited to the moment." He adds: "Yet while the series has, over the years, made surprisingly cogent arguments about everything from gun control to mental illness, its true dedication has been to its own flavor of nonsense, and to itself. In these later stages, it has taken to consuming its own history and probing the question of whether it should even exist anymore." ALSO: Kaitlin Olson talks working with Mindy Kaling and having less improv in Season 13.
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 10:03PM EDT
Mindy Kaling helped It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia bring its toxic subtext to the surface
Kaling's appearance as Cindy in the Season 13 premiere wasn't just as any foil. "As she herself puts it, she’s a 'brown-skinned girl,' and so her eventual ejection from the Gang, while inevitable, feels different from previous iterations of this storyline," says Inkoo Kang. "The Sunny writers know that their morally grotesque characters are uncomfortable around black people, routinely stereotype other people of color, and mistreat women on a regular basis. (One of the show’s most remarkable aspects is its high-wire ability to engage in politically incorrect humor that seldom feels like it’s punching down.) But women and people of color are rarely suggested as substitutions for one of the Gang’s members, so Cindy’s ousting becomes one of the show’s most forceful reminders that, while the group regularly brushes off outsiders, that closed-mindedness includes a refusal to treat anyone who’s not a white man as a potential coequal. If the Gang previously seemed like dirtbags whose actions largely happened to be racist and sexist, Cindy’s expulsion suggests that their uglier qualities were meant to be the text, rather than the subtext, all along." ALSO: Rob McElhenney explained how hard it was to get his body ripped for this season.
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 1:41AM EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia proves it's better off resisting growth and change
Source: The Ringer
As the Season 13 premiere showed, the FXX comedy isn't ready for change. "Everything is in its right place as the credits roll on the premiere of Season 13—nothing has changed, and no one has learned anything," says Andrew Gruttadaro. "For 12 seasons, that has been the unifying theory of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. These are characters who have failed to sell gasoline door-to-door … twice; characters who have gotten addicted to crack multiple times. This is a show that has repeatedly thumbed its nose at the notion that it’d have to eventually mature, with Charlie once singing 'Go f*ck yourselves' while high on spray paint fumes. For years, Always Sunny has violently resisted growth and change. Why start embracing it now?
- "Season 13 enters as an incomplete, wonky machine and exits this first episode careening in several, seemingly out-of-control directions at once"
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Posted Wednesday 8/22/18 at 1:56PM EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia tackles #MeToo in its official Season 13 trailer
Watch the gang attend sexual harassment training in the first extended glimpse of the 13th season.
Posted Saturday 7/21/18 at 1:37AM EDT
Archer Season 10 is traveling to 1999
“Blast off to: Archer: 1999," executive producer Casey Willis announced at Comic-Con, revealing Season 10 will consist of eight episodes.
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 11:58PM EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia announces a mobile game
Source: Paste Magazine
Players will be able to participate in poorly planned money-making schemes on It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile.
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 9:42PM EDT
Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell was a show five years ahead of its time
Source: The New York Times
Bell, now host of CNN's United Shades of America, had a Chris Rock-produced FX (and, later, FXX) late-night talk show that ran for two seasons, from 2012 to 2013. Yet its legacy lies in the rising stars it showcased, including comedians Guy Branum (now host of Talk Show the Game Show), Hari Kondabolu (of The Problem with Apu fame) and Aparna Nancherla (who is "everywhere right now") -- not to mention Bell himself. As Jason Zinoman notes, Totally Biased's "legacy has only grown thanks to the success of its on-air talent, particularly its crew of progressive, diverse stand-up correspondents, many of whom got their first major national exposure on the show." Bell's show, Zinoman adds, was unlike other shows at the time: "Less wonky, more polemical and eager to engage in debate. Unlike many hosts, he was not afraid to cede center stage, putting the spotlight on an exchange about rape jokes between Lindy West and Jim Norton, for instance." ALSO: W. Kamau Bell discusses his new Netflix special, Private School Negro.
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 5:37PM EDT
Mindy Kaling is coming to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Kaling tweeted a photo this morning of her reading a script from the FXX series.
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Danny DeVito responds to a teenage girl who took a cardboard cutout of him to prom -- with a cardboard cutout of her
Source: Fox News
DeVito posed with a cardboard cutout of teen Allison Closs on the set of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 6:27PM EDT
Charlie Day says It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is aiming for a record-breaking 15 seasons -- Glenn Howerton might return
Day tells The Wrap that “fans should feel hopeful” of Howerton returning for Season 13. He says he and fellow Sunny stars are hoping to break the record for a live-action sitcom. “You definitely get Season 13, which we’re making right now, and Season 14, which we’re contracted to do, and then beyond that, it’ll be up to FX,” he says. “But I think 15 is the record for a comedy, so I imagine we’ll all want to hold the record for the longest-running comedy in America. Fifteen would be the record for the longest live-action comedy, so we’ll probably try and break that record if we can.”
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 1:40PM EDT
Test footage from Donald Glover's Deadpool leaks online
The animation company Titmouse posted its animated footage using Ryan Reynolds' dialogue from his Deadpool movie, which Glover and FX rejected. The Deadpool series was supposed to be animated by the company behind Archer. ALSO: Deadpool's mission was to give Rick and Morty “a run for their money," says writer Stefani Robinson.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Donald Glover's Deadpool dispute reveals a Marvel that is scared of taking risks
If Marvel wants to keep churning out new series and movies, it needs to make bold moves, says Liz Shannon Miller. But with Glover's mock script, we now know that Marvel is even protective of its most rebellious character. "Donald and Stephen Glover had clearly aimed to challenge the status quo with their take on Deadpool, she says, and the fact that it didn’t fly with Marvel is worth noting."
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Stephen Glover: Our Deadpool animated show "wasn't too black" -- Taylor Swift episode was the "final straw"
Donald Glover's brother tweeted this morning there was a Taylor Swift-centric episode in the works. “There really was a Taylor Swift episode,” Stephen wrote in a since-deleted tweet backing up his brother, according to The Wrap. “It was HILARIOUS. And it definitely was the last straw lol.” In a second tweet, he wrote: "Our show wasn’t too black. It wasn’t really that black at all. But we definitely wanted to give Rick and Morty a run for their money and I think we would have. Proud of the gang.”
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Donald Glover's script mocking Marvel for his canceled Deadpool project was a rare peek inside industry drama
Source: The New York Times
The tweet thread that Glover posted early this morning "was a remarkable way to shed a light upon industry drama that does not often reach social media, a public statement in the form of a puzzle in the form of a script that both confounded and intrigued his fans," says Jonah Engel Bromwich. Meanwhile, FX says Glover's recent New Yorker interview had nothing to with the project's demise. An FX spokesperson said the network supported Glover, but Marvel decided to go in a different direction.
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:44AM EDT
Donald Glover tweets canceled Deadpool script
"for the record: i wasnt too busy to work on deadpool," tweeted Glover, who rarely tweets, in addressing rumors that he might have been too busy to work on Marvel's Deadpool series. Glover then proceeded to send out numerous tweets of images of the FXX Deadpool animated series script titled "Finale." FX announced over the weekend that it was not proceeding with Deadpool "due to creative differences" with Marvel. In the script, Glover rips Marvel through the voice of Deadpool, hinting that racism might've caused the rift. "Do you think they cancelled the show... cause of racism?!" says Deadpool, adding: "All the writers were black. And the references were pretty black too. I heard they went over the lunch budget ordering Jamaican food at least once a week."